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Gorgeously renovated St. Charles mansion asks $2.35M

The interior renovation took one year and some out-of-town inspiration

7452 St. Charles Avenue
Photo courtesy of Christian Shane

A 43-year-old mansion located on St. Charles Avenue just hit the market at $2.35 million. The residence is located near S. Carrollton Avenue, Audubon Park and conveniently located across from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. As an added plus, the neighborhood has an above average walk and bike score, according to Redfin.

While the home may seem beautiful now, it wasn’t always this way.

When Christian Shane, the owner and renovator of the 7452 St. Charles Avenue, bought the house last year, he said it wasn’t the jewel that it needed to be to fit on St. Charles Avenue. The home was covered with large, unmanaged oak trees and azaleas, and the residence wasn’t properly maintained on the inside, either.

“Beyond its outdated wallpaper and low ceilings, It was a home that was dated and untouched. It had little rooms and was very compartmentalized,” Shane said.

As inspiration for his new renovation, Shane used the WaterColor Inn & Resort, a common get-a-way location for many New Orleanians, as a base for his interior design. Without forgetting the homes New Orleans roots, Shane studied similar St. Charles mansions in the area, and implemented those elements in the details of the home, he said.

The mansion, which was built in 1973, is three stories tall, and has five bedroom, five full bathrooms and a half bathroom. On entrance, the house has a large foyer with beautiful curved stairs.

The 5,000 square-foot mansion has tall ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors, complimenting the mansion’s open floorplan. Bonuses include a living room on each story of the house, two kitchens equipped with beautiful marble counter tops, a beautifully placed sunroom and a temperature controlled wine cellar.

Outside, the home has over 2,000 square feet of outdoor space, which is host to a spacious salt water pool and lounge area.

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